Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 16, 2003

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

ZDNet: CERT warns of DHCP vulnerability 16-Jan-03 07:40:00 ET

Story Highlights:“The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordination Center has warned of a serious security vulnerability in the Internet Software Consortium’s (ISC) DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) software, which is shipped with multiple operating systems including popular Linux and BSD variants…”

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“CERT has listed known vulnerable software distributions as Red Hat 8 (The current distribution of Red Hat Linux), SuSE Linux, and BSDI, with the vulnerability status of many other vendors unknown at this stage…”

Full Story on ZDNet

MSNBC: Pentagon database plan hits snag 16-Jan-03 20:11:12 ET

Story Highlights:“A Pentagon antiterrorism plan that would link credit card, health insurance and other databases creating what critics have called a ‘domestic surveillance apparatus’ is encountering growing opposition on Capitol Hill”

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“If fully implemented, TIA would link databases from sources such as credit card companies, medical insurers and motor vehicle departments for police convenience in hopes of snaring terrorists”

Full Story on MSNBC

Cnet: ACLU: You’re being watched 16-Jan-03 08:44:04 ET

Story Highlights:“In its new study, ‘Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains: The Growth of an American Surveillance Society,’ the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) blames the unchecked use of technological tracking features for an increase in surveillance by both the government and the private sector”

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“The organization cites several trends that are leading to an advanced ‘surveillance society,’ including video surveillance, the capturing and marketing of personally identifying data, new data-gathering technologies that take advantage of cell phones and other devices, and stepped-up government efforts to maintain databases containing information about citizens…”

Full Story on Cnet

MacCenteral: Kerio MailServer 5.5 for Mac OS X filters viruses 16-Jan-03 11:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Kerio Technologies Inc. has introduced Kerio MailServer 5.5 for Mac OS X. The secure corporate messaging server now features integration with McAfee’s Anti-Virus Engine”

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“Kerio MailServer offers POP3, IMAP, WebMail and WAP access to e-mail services. Beside anti-viral protection, the software also offers secure access capabilities and spam blocking.”

Full Story on MacCentral

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